Articles Tagged With: streetcar
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April 2014

Mobile Surveillance Helping Transit Agencies Operate More Efficiently

While often being used to provide driver and passenger safety, solutions can offer even more capabilities, such as improving headways, with the film itself also able to be used as a training tool.

June 2012

2012 Top Rail Projects Survey

New additions include streetcar projects in New Orleans; Cincinnati; and Washington, D.C., totaling $490 million. True high-speed rail projects like California’s still fail to crack the list due to escalating costs.

April 2012

Public transportation’s green benefits get lost in D.C. debate

Opponents ignore all the evidence that shows that public transportation is one investment that contributes to sustainable economic growth, that you really can have green investments.

April 2012

Streetcar Projects Continue Breaking Ground Despite Uncertain Federal Future

Federal officials look at new rules to make streetcars more eligible — but overall funding may be cut in budget battles.

May 2011

CATS Light Rail Success Moves Transit Plan Ahead

The 9.6-mile LYNX Blue Line light rail has been a runaway success for the City of Charlotte, N.C., and will be enhanced by a 9.4-mile extension expected to open around 2016.

December 2008

Oregon Ironworks builds first U.S.-built modern streetcar

The first modern streetcar built in the U.S. should be in service in Portland by the beginning of 2009.

December 2008

Streetcar Systems Ready for Resurgence and Hungry for Money

As numerous cities are looking to reap the benefits of implementing streetcar systems, such as urban redevelopment and enhancing pedestrian mobility, many face hurdles when it comes to qualifying for Small Starts funding. Portland and Seattle serve as models for other cities looking to build projects without federal help.

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